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W. Bruce Weinrod


W. Bruce Weinrod has extensive senior-level U.S. government foreign and national security policy experience and expertise and is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He was appointed by President George W. Bush as the (dual-hatted) Secretary of Defense Representative for Europe and Defense Advisor to the U.S. Mission to NATO. Among his many responsibilities were U.S. security policies relating to Europe, NATO, transatlantic relations and Afghanistan as well as relations with NATO partner nations in the Middle East and Asia; and he also served as the Acting U.S. Ambassador to NATO. Previously, appointed by President George H.W. Bush, he was the Deputy Assistant of Defense for European and NATO policy where he helped formulate and implement U.S. transatlantic political-military and security policies after the end of the Cold War. He has also served on Capitol Hill as a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor for two U.S. Senators.

Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, he was twice confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace. As a policy expert, he was the Director of Foreign Policy and Defense Studies at The Heritage Foundation, a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, a Senior Fellow at the National Defense University, and a Japan Fellow at the Japan Society. He has published widely on international policy issues. In the private sector he is an international business advisor focusing on U.S. and foreign national security-related laws, regulations, and policies. A U.S. Army veteran, he holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University School of Law, and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.